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Police: Woman flees in car, plows into home, refuses sobriety test

Jentry Jeanelle Sturgeon (Source: Newport Police Department) Jentry Jeanelle Sturgeon (Source: Newport Police Department)
101 Watson Street (Source: Newport Police Department) 101 Watson Street (Source: Newport Police Department)

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – A southeast Missouri woman is facing several charges in Jackson County after allegedly traveling the wrong way on a one way street, drinking and driving, and damaging a home in excess of $5,000.

According to Newport Police Jentry Jeanelle Sturgeon, 30, of Poplar Bluff, is accused of the following crimes: fleeing in a vehicle, second degree criminal mischief, second offense of driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license. 

Police say on March 16 Sturgeon ran her car into a home on 101 Watson Street belonging to Lucy Childress during a police chase after officers tried to stop her from going the wrong way down a one-way street.

Police say that two officers originally saw Sturgeon traveling the wrong way on Second Street and made ever attempt to stop, including flashing blue lights and waving their arms at her. Instead, police go on to say that Sturgeon accelerated her car and reached speeds around 80 miles per hour.

Once Sturgeon's car reached the end of Second Street, it went through the intersection at Second and Bryant, across the parking lot of Southside Church, and across Watson Street before barreling into Childress's home, police report in the affidavit. The affidavit adds that Sturgeon crashed into the front wall of the home through the living room, and stopped after partially going through another wall.

Police say they removed Sturgeon from her car, along with an unnamed passenger, and took her to the Newport Police Department to conduct sobriety tests. Police add that Sturgeon refused to take any form of field sobriety testing or breath tests. 

When asked if she had had anything to drink, she replied with "I drank a lot," and elaborated with "a cup, a 32 ounce, and two shots of a clear liquid," say officers. 

Sturgeon is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. She will appear in circuit court April 23.

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